Smith Bowyer Clarke - 12 months - October 2019

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Smith Bowyer Clarke
Head of Chambers:
Simon Clarke
Address of chambers:
The Mill
Lodge Lane
Derby
DE1 3HB
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Regulatory
Practice areas:
Regulatory; Crime; Civil
Specialist services:
Pro bono; International and domestic adjudication
Circuits:
Midlands
Tenants:
Five
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Two
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Two
Awards available:
Yes
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
Closing date:
29 March 2019 at 3:59 PM
Pupillage start date:
October 2019
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Reference:
NPG283/18/1596
Description
Smith Bowyer Clarke is a highly-specialised firm of barristers and solicitors practicing in National and European road transport law, encompassing aspects of regulatory, criminal, European and civil law. We appear in Public Inquiries, the Crown, Magistrates’ and County courts and the First-tier Tribunal at first instance and in appeals to the Upper Tribunal (AAC), the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. Our jurisdiction (almost) uniquely covers England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Our clients range from FT100-listed multi-nationals and the biggest European Operators through to single-vehicle Operators. Pupils will be expected to travel throughout the country. We will expect a pupil to demonstrate a real interest in our areas of practice and to have identified the basic legislative scheme prior to interview. You should note that practice (and pupillage) in this area is highly paper-work intensive. Applicants will need to demonstrate both exceptional attention-to-detail skills and a highly-developed intellectual agility, with a very practical approach to solving client problems.

You will demonstrate a willingness to rise to challenges outside of your present experience. Because some European travel is likely you must hold a full current passport; you will also hold a full current UK Drivers’ Licence. We aim to recruit pupils with a genuine interest in building a career with us in this interesting (we think!), rarified and esoteric area of work. Both pupillages will be Midlands-based.
How to apply
In the first instance by requesting our digital Application Form from info@smithbowyerclarke.co.uk.
All completed application forms will be acknowledged.

Closing date for applications: 4:00pm, Friday 29th March 2019.